Harold S. Cooper EA

Vice President and Actuary, Segal Consulting

Contact Information

Segal Consulting
101 N. Wacker Drive
Suite 500
Chicago, IL 60606
Mr. Cooper is a Vice President in Segal’s Retirement Practice. He is located in the firm’s Chicago office and has over 30 years of experience consulting to clients on issues and topics related to all types of retirement plans, including qualified and nonqualified defined benefit and defined contribution plans and retiree medical plans. Mr. Cooper clients range from small to very large (80 plans, 100,000+ participants), across all industries. Mr. Cooper’s multiemployer experience spans many industries and types of plans. He has helped plans at all levels of funding address and resolve the issues presented by the Pension Protection Act of 2006. Prior to joining Segal, Mr. Cooper served as Principal, Chicago Retirement Leader, and Chicago Office Leader at Buck Consultants, where his leadership initiatives increased office and practice profitability to levels well above firm averages. Prior to that, he was a Principal at Davis, Conder, Enderle, & Sloan; and helped clients save as much as $200 million. Mr. Cooper was also Co-Founder, CFO, and Principal at Chicago Consulting Actuaries, where he helped grow the company from a start-up to an established firm in nine years, generating over $10 million of revenue. Mr. Cooper graduated cum laude from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign with a BS in Actuarial Science. He also received an MS in Actuarial Mathematics from the University of Michigan. Mr. Cooper is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries, a Member of the American Academy of Actuaries, and an Enrolled Actuary.

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